Architecture

Erlenmatt Ost by Abraha Achermann Ph. Rasmus Norlander

Practical Flexibility: Erlenmatt Ost by Abraha Achermann

Two new residential buildings propose a non-conventional typological variety in Basel.

Dodge House by Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide Ph. Dylan Perrenoud

Eluding Dream: Dodged House by Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide

A renovated house in the historic center of Lisbon that boldly occupies space.

Illustration by Daniel De León Languré, architect.

Playing with Architecture: Boxing Boxes / Caixas de Boxe by Daniel De León Languré and Carlos Ortega Arámburo

Boxing becomes a spatial tool for body movement and empowerment in this community in Portugal.

Bokeh

A very personal “species of spaces” that became our starting point for Out of Focus Domesticity.

Brandweerpost Antwerpen (B) by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Ph. Karin Borghouts

From Inside Out: Brandweerpost Antwerpen (B) by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven

A two-story fire station whose bright-red façade dialogues directly with the building’s inner structure and functional nature.

251 1st by ODA New York Ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán)

Neighborhood Personality: 251 1st Street by ODA New York

A puzzle-like series of setbacks and terraces generates units with their own unique configurations.

The Garden of Forking Paths by Beals Lyon Arquitectos Ph. Cristóbal Palma

An Invitation to Explore: The Garden of Forking Paths by Beals Lyon Arquitectos

An installation within a park in Santiago that invites people to disconnect from the daily rush and dive into different narratives.

Ph. José Hevia. Courtesy estudio Herreros

Sant Boi Mixed Housing Building by estudio Herreros

This building makes use of all available space providing generous collective and individual living areas.

Parque del Centro de Exposiciones y Convenciones, by Bullan Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

Functional Landscape: Parque del Centro de Exposiciones y Convenciones by Bulla

In the existing urban landscape, a Convention Center is placed on a lower level and a park is created on its roof.

The Discovery Slides at Jewel Changi Airport complex by CARVE and Playpoint Ph. Playpoint (SINGAPORE) Pte Ltd

The Discovery Slides at Jewel Changi Airport complex by CARVE and Playpoint

An adventurous sliding attraction inside the Jewel Changi Airport.

Courtesy of Enlace Arquitectura

The Meeting Place: Plaza Jorge Somaca, Chapellín by Enlace Arquitectura

A restoration of a plaza located in an informal settlement in Venezuela developed together with the community.

Small But Mighty: Togo House by Tomoaki Uno Architects

Making use of a small space and budget, this project uses a traditional Japanese building method.

Tainan Spring by MVRDV Ph. Daria Scagliola

A Peaceful, Urban Jungle: Tainan Spring by MVRDV

MVRDV completes Tainan Spring, a lush lagoon and park in the preserved ruin of a mall in central Tainan.

Overview. Dom Pedro II Park by FUPAM / LUME, H+F Arquitetos, Metrópole Arquitetos, UNA Arquitetos

Breaking Dichotomies: Dom Pedro II Park by FUPAM / LUME, H+F Arquitetos, Metrópole Arquitetos, UNA Arquitetos

A masterplan for the city of São Paulo that re-signifies the existent urban landscape in a project that speaks of both form and functionality.

Brick Vault House by Space Popular Ph. Mariela Apollonio

A Flexible Canvas: Brick Vault House by Space Popular

This suburban house in Valencia, Spain is a prototype that integrates industrialized construction methods with traditional craftsmanship.

Kasmin Gallery by Studio MDA Ph. Roland Halbe

Extending the Visual Field: Kasmin Gallery by Studio MDA

The new gallery in Chelsea is a flexible space that maintains continuity with the High Line.

The Parchment Works by Will Gamble Architects Ph. Johan Dehlin

Modern Intervention: The Parchment Works by Will Gamble Architects

This project subtly combines contemporary architecture, an existing building, and ruins into a single-family house.

Aerial view of the park Nabor Carrillo Lake, Courtesy PELT

Green and Bold: Lake Texcoco Ecological Park by Iñaki Echeverría Guitiérrez

An urban scale recovery process in Mexico that aims to regain the city’s natural landscape while improving its hydrological management.

Impress Dental Studio by Raúl Sánchez Architects Ph. José Hevia

Young and Fresh: Impress Dental Studio by Raúl Sánchez Architects

A new take that moves away from the sterile atmosphere of a dental clinic.

Memorial to Victims of Violence in Mexico by Gaeta Springall Arquitectos Ph. Sandra Pereznieto Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

To Design, To Remember: Memorial to Victims of Violence in Mexico by Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

A memorial park in Mexico City that reflects on the process of creating a dynamic and sensitive public space in an urban context.

Jiangyin Greenway Loop by BAU Ph. Pavel Shubskiy - Egghead Photo

Flowing Paths: Jiangyin Greenway Loop by BAU

The project responds to the Yangtze River, creating new connections and circulations for this city in China.

El Camarín by IR arquitectura Ph. Fernando Schapochni

Visual Functionality: El Camarín by iR arquitectura

This compact unit is expanded through a balcony, façade device, and multi-functional furniture.

Host and Nectar Garden Building by Husos ph. Manuel Salinas

Sensitive and Efficient: Bioclimatic Prototype of a Host and Nectar Garden Building by Husos

A building in Colombia that explores the relationship between eco-friendly devices and the social and cultural practices of its inhabitants.

Sloped Simplicity: Residential Building Gapont by Uli Mayer and Urs Hüssy

This new apartment building takes advantage of the local landscape.

Plaza Houssay by RDR Arquitectos ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

Architecture for the Community: Plaza Houssay by RDR Arquitectos

Reformulating the relationship between a park and its surroundings, this project reactivates a forgotten public space in Buenos Aires.

It Has to Do With Time

An exploration of Manthey Kula’s post-potential drawings, site-specific projects, and an email conversation with lead architect Beate Hølmebakk.

TreeHugger by MoDusArchitects © Oskar Da Riz

Culture Magnet: TreeHugger by MoDusArchitects

A bold concrete building wraps public space with sinuous curves.

Your reflection by Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa Ph. Adrian Aleson

Architecture as Experience: Your Reflection by Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa

A mirroring scenario invites visitors to a Chilean Park to experience public space in new and unexpected ways.

Urban Geographies by Pedro Correa

Contemporary Strategies: Common Places by Plan Común

A collective research that proposes critical solutions to encourage public spaces and social interaction.

Landscape as Cult. Courtesy Bureau Europa

Romantic Nature, Raw Cultivation, and Verticality in “Landscape as Cult”

Questions (re)emerge around landscape and nature in this exhibition at Bureau Europa.

Ladeira da Barroquinha by Metro Arquitetos Associados Ph. Ilana Bessler

Innovative Connections: Ladeira da Barroquinha by Metro Arquitetos Associados

A staircase that allows for different user experiences and that engages with the built heritage of the city of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.

Grito Alcorta by Opera Publica Ph. Gustavo Esmoris

How to Remember: El Grito de Alcorta by Opera Publica

Memorial Space and Monument to the 100th Anniversary of the Alcorta Farmers Revolt.

To Rebalance the Landscape: Paseo Civico Metropolitano – Alameda Providencia Corridor by Groundlab

A historic avenue in Santiago is updated to keep up with the cultural necessities of today’s citizens.

The Notebooks of Giancarlo De Carlo, Triennale Milan, Exhibition design by Parasite 2.0 Ph. Gianluca Di Ioia

Beyond the Diary

Parasite 2.0 has done the exhibition design for a show on the archive of the Italian architect Giancarlo De Carlo.

Chaptal Residence by Nathalie Eldan Architecture Ph. Loreno Zandri

Feels like Home: Chaptal Residence by Nathalie Eldan Architecture

An apartment in a historical building in Paris is renovated for a contemporary and active lifestyle.

What is a River in California?

Heidegger, technological control, and the artistic perspective meet to explore California’s rivers.

Pyramids Playground. Courtesy AFA Group.

Urban Reliefs: Pyramids Playground by AFA Group

A play hub designed to redistribute activities between the courtyards and public spaces in a Moscow neighborhood.

Courtesy Ryan L Foote

Architectural Bites

Artist-Designer Ryan L Foote reinvents chocolates for the digital age—and architects.

House for Two Brothers by Ana Smud and Daniel Zelcer Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

Cubed Privacy: House for Two Brothers by Ana Smud and Daniel Zelcer

Two brothers share identical weekend houses on a single concrete prism.

Baakenpark by Atelier Loidl © Mark Pflueger

Urban Excursion: Baakenpark by Atelier Loidl

This intervention transforms a former industrial site into a new urban park for the HafenCity quarter in Hamburg, Germany.

Over the Edge by Jonathan Burlow Ph. Simone Bossi

Updated Granary: Over the Edge by Jonathan Burlow

The extension of this coastal house in the United Kingdom takes on the existing house’s prototypical elements.

Installation view of Julian Charrière: Towards No Earthly Pole at Sean Kelly, New York
 January 31 – March 21, 2020
 Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
 Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shapes and Voids: “Towards No Earthly Pole” by Julian Charrière

This solo exhibition at Sean Kelly in New York features polar landscapes and explores how humans and the natural are inextricably linked.

Face to Face/Tête à Tête by PLANT Architect Inc. Ph. Steven Evans Photography

Conversation Piece: Face to Face/Tête à Tête by PLANT Architect Inc.

A transformation of parking spaces into an animated—and concentrated—parklet.

Freight Station Hannover by AFF architekten & TOPOTEK 1 landschaftsarchitekten Ph. Hanns Joosten

Open Expression: Freight Station Hannover by AFF Architekten & TOPOTEK 1

A mixed-use facility that combines a historic façade with a contemporary public space.

Ph. Pablo Gerson

Landscapes of the Unstable

An exploration of landscape that opposes the formalistic, closed, stable, and objective.

Parish Hall Herbolzheim by Kuhn und Lehmann © Achim Birnbaum

Graceful yet Functional: Parish Hall Herbolzheim by Kuhn und Lehmann Architekten

Four programmatic cores define the boundaries of the empty space that forms the heart of this Parish hall.

A New Cultural Space in the Torredembarra Theater by NUA arquitectures & NAM arquitectura Ph. Jose Hevia

Strategic Repurposing: A New Cultural Space in the Torredembarra Theater by NUA arquitectures & NAM arquitectura

A contemporary ruin is transformed to generate a new cultural space for the city of Torredembarra in Spain.

Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

Luminous Potential: Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud

With void and light as the protagonists, the design for these offices brings new life to an old shed.

Skovbakke School by CEBRA Ph. Adam Mørk

Active and Welcoming: Skovbakke School by CEBRA

This school in Denmark takes inspiration from the surrounding forest.

Bodybuilding cover: film still from Esquizo (1970) by Taller de Arquitectura/Ricardo Bofill, graphic design by Riley Hooker (2019).

Off the Page: A Reading of “Bodybuilding. Architecture and Performance”

We highlight a few ideas that stood out in this book that explores performance as a critical tool to rethink architecture.

House of Wine by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers Ph. Laurian Ghinitoiu

Architectural Treasures: House of Wine by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers

This wine bar rethinks renovation and acts as a witness to the region’s multifaceted architectural history.

House in Takarazuka by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

Modern Nature: House in Takarazuka by arbol

This compact house prioritizes a relationship with nature through a courtyard at its heart.

Three Generation House by BETA office for architecture and the city Ph. Ossip van Duivenbode

Flexible and Living Together: Three Generation House by BETA office for architecture and the city

This multi-unit private housing in Amsterdam is flexible and takes into account different generational needs.

WERK12 by MVRDV Ph. Ossip van Duivenbode

Comic Transformation: WERK12 by MVRDV

The Dutch office completed a new mixed-used building located in a former industrial site.

Casa Morgana by J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten Ph. David Franck

Out of Context: Casa.Morgana by J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten

This renovated house distills and continues the archaic and brutalist aesthetic of the time in which it was built.

Private and Social Housing Units and Nursery by MAO - MOBILE ARCHITECTURAL Ph. Nicolas Grosmond

A Rare Parisian Gem: Private and Social Housing Units by MAO – Mobile Architectural Office

This project reinterprets the porch of the Parisian courtyard.

RUNDHERUM by mia2/ARCHITEKTUR ZT KG Ph. Kurt Hoerbst

From Inside Out: RUNDHERUM by mia2/ARCHITEKTUR ZT KG

Located in an Austrian forest, this renovation uses the existing structure as the programmatic core and combines it with a panoramic external layer.

Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide Ph. Leopold Banchini Architects

Fluent Living: Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide

In a historical enclave in Lisbon, this renovation features maximum material austerity and an atypical formal game.

Urban Infill Lofts Project by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Ph. Alex shoots buildings

Industrial Meets Residential: Urban Infill Lofts by CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Featuring a site-specific lighting installation and views of the city’s landmarks, this project encourages the revitalization of Brno’s post-industrial district.

Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés ©Eugeni Pons

Geometric Serenity: Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés

This small but distinguished coffee shop is a bright and attractive space with geometric curves.

Stealth Building by WORKac Ph. Bruce Damonte

Contemporary Injections: Stealth Building by WORKac

This building is a model of sensitive but stridently contemporary historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye Ph. James Silverman photography

Connected Through the Outside: Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye

A small house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago with three cabins and a diversity of outdoor spaces.

School Žnjan - Pazdigrad by X3M Ph. Bosnic+Dorotic

Common Space: School Žnjan – Pazdigrad by X3M

The school in Croatia shapes a sense of community through the inclusion of new social facilities.

KUBE by OMA © Kevin Mak, Courtesy of OMA

Spontaneous Encounters: KUBE by OMA

KUBE at K11 MUSEA is an installation designed to create a distinctive and intimate place for encounters in Hong Kong.

Calera del Rey House, 2015. Ph. Federico Cairoli. Courtesy of Gualano + Gualano arquitectos

Poetry and scales. Managing Scales between the Territory and the Project.

Four projects by Uruguayan architects Gualano + Gualano.

LocHal Tilburg by Civic Architects, Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse Ph. Stijn Bollaert.

Producing Knowledge: LocHal Tilburg by Civic Architects, Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse

A former locomotive shed in Tilburg, The Netherlands has been transformed into a public meeting place with a distinct railway theme.

La Quadrata Residence, UNITÉ(S) by Sophie Delhay Architecte ©Bertrand Verney Photographe

Modules to Play, Spaces to Live: La Quadrata Residence by Sophie Delhay Architecte

This experimental project allows inhabitants to freely arrange and combine their home.

House for Architectural Heritage by Noura Al Sayeh and Leopold Banchini Architects Ph. Dylan Perrenoud

House for Architectural Heritage by Noura Al Sayeh Holtrop and Leopold Banchini Architects

Located in Muharraq, the building showcases the collection of architect John Yarwood.

Red house by EXTRASTUDIO Ph. Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Old and New Mortars Meet: Red House by EXTRASTUDIO

A conversion of a former winery into a single-family house.

Karen Blixens Plads by COBE Ph. Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Undulating Innovation: Karen Blixens Plads by COBE

A new urban space for the University of Copenhagen that is adapted for climate change.

Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects © Hufton+Crow

A New Connection Point: Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the outskirts of Beijing, this is an efficient passenger terminal that is ready for future growth.

Hut House by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates Ph. courtesy Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

Enriched Functionality: Hut House by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

This hut introduces new open spaces that complement and expand the uses of the main house.

West Bund Museum by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin & Shanghai © Simon Menges

Interstitial Public Spaces: West Bund Museum by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin & Shanghai

This art gallery is located on the Shanghai Corniche and is one of the main buildings of the West Bund Masterplan, a new cultural district.

Treehouse by Paschetta + Cavallero Architects Ph. Federico Cairoli

Caught in Changing Nature: Treehouse by Paschetta + Cavallero Architects

A childhood reference transforms a multi-use space in the outskirts of Santa Fe, Argentina.

Un voyage, pas une destination (A journey, not a destination) Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architectes + VORBOT (Sammy Vormus, and Clément Talbot) in Hotel Metropole

Futuring Hotels in the Exhibition “Hotel Metropolis – Since 1818”

The exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal imagines and defines the Parisian hotel.

Viettel Academy Educational Centre by VTN Architects Ph. Courtesy VTN

Studious Tranquility: Viettel Academy Educational Centre by VTN Architects

In the outskirts of Hanoi, this education facility aims to generate a relaxed environment.

Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki Ph. Archmospheres

Compact Island Living: Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki

A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.

The MoMA Expansion and Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler Ph. Brett Beyer

Natural Circulation: The MoMA Expansion and Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler

The expansion adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit more art in new ways.

Kew Gardens Hills Library by WORKac Ph. Bruce Damonte

Valuing Knowledge: Kew Gardens Hills Library by WORKac

A renovation of this existing library, a key institution for the Kew Gardens Hills community neighborhood in Queens.

N.N. Residence, by J.MAYER H und Partner Ph. Ilya Ivanov

Landscape and Architecture: N.N. Residence by J.MAYER H und Partner

This house, located in the outskirts of Moscow, explores the dissolution of the boundary between interior and exterior.

Plywood House by SMS Architects Ph. Luis Diaz Diaz

Atmospheric Variety: Plywood House by SMS Architects

An extension and adaptation of an existing home in Palma using a modular and lightweight plywood system.

Augustin Schang ph. Mariam Samur

Agustin Schang on Being a Cultural Instigator

A conversation about architecture in the expanded field of cultural production.

Albion Terrace Extension by Outpost London Ph. French + Tye

Contrasting Composition: Albion Extension by Outpost London

The transformation and extension of a traditional Victorian house into a new and contemporary domestic space.

Criticism question Vladimir Belogolovsky

If I say that architectural criticism is dead would that surprise anyone today?

Belogolvosky discusses architecture as problem-solving instead of aesthetics.

House in Ohasu by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

A Peaceful Combination of Styles: House in Ohasu by arbol

The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.

Casa ocho vigas by Covachita Ph. Onnis Luque: Arquitectura Vista

In the Search of Shade: Casa Ocho Vigas by Covachita

The Mexican studio designed this single-family house around a courtyard composed by a concrete structure.

The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee Ph. Richard Barnes

Quietly Innovative: The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee

The new building is built especially for the acquisition, study, exhibition, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects ScagliolaBrakkee / © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Integration and Growth: Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The expansion of the center drove an integral renovation that combines new and existing spaces.

CLUBE at Monte, Buenos Aires. Courtesy of Flora, Architecture Office

Thoughts in Architecture: CLUBE

A young Brazilian studio whose practice orbits around producing and discussing architecture.

Congress and Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan © Simone Bossi

Between Village & Nature: A New Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan

The building offers a new meeting point for the Agordo community in Italy.

City of Spreads and Densities, top down view of the City Center of São Paulo. Courtesy of Somatic Collaborative

A Trans-Scalar Approach to Architectural Design by Somatic Collaborative

An exhibition, a book, a house, and a table corroborate architecture’s role as a critical mediator.

Covered Market and Exhibition Space in Schiltigheim by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Heritage and Community: Covered Market and Exhibition Space by Dominique Coulon & associés

A restoration in the historical center of Schiltigheim brings back to life a building that was closed over a decade ago.

Casa João de Barro by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

Close to Nature: Casa João de Barro by Brazilian Firm Terra e Tuma

Brazilian office Terra e Tuma designed a house that merges with the surrounding landscape.

Steampunk installation by Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham (Fologram), Soomeen Hahm Design, Igor Pantic, Format Engineers. Courtesy of TAB 2019. Ph. Tõnu Tunnel

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 – Beauty Matters

The fifth edition of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB), Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty, is on view until November 11th.

Redefining the Riverbank: Tanzhaus Zurich by Barozzi Veiga

A new building in Zurich encourages the connection between the city and the river.

Museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Site by Valerio Olgiati © Archive Olgiati

A New Dimension: PEARLING SITE, museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Path by Valerio Olgiati

The Swiss architect built the entrance and museum for this cultural heritage site in Bahrain.

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects © Gustavo Frittegotto

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects

A single-family house in a eucalyptus forest in Argentina.

Lounge room at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Ph. Pablo Gerson

NESS Picks from the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The importance of constructing other narratives through architectural thinking.

The Enrico Fermi School by BDR bureau © Simone Bossi

Built for Community: the Enrico Fermi School by BDR Bureau

The school in Turin, Italy embodies a cultural, pedagogical, and architectural reflection on educative spaces.

Guayacan Pavilion by Ambrosi Etchegaray © Jaime Navarro

A Place for Nature: Guayacan Pavilion by AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY

A nursery for the care and reproduction of the Guayacan tree in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Roskilde Festival Folk High School by MVRDV and COBE © Ossip

Spirited Learning in the Roskilde Festival Folk High School by MVRDV and COBE

Dutch office MVRDV joined Danish firm COBE to design a non-formal adult education building.

Sede CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

A New Public Space for the City: CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos

A transformation of an existing building in the historic city center of Montevideo.

Gonzalo Casals presenting "An ABC for Cultural Democracy" at Monte, Buenos Aire Argentina. Ph. Mariam Samur

Gonzalo Casals on Cultural Planning and Community Building

Gonzalo Casals speaks with Florencia Rodriguez about his multi-faceted career.

Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura © Federico Cairoli

An Atmospheric Office: Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura

This young practice built their own office in Asunción, Paraguay.

From the book Architecture in Nature / Nature in Architecture. Section of Kure Island and the relationship between coral polyps and sea level change due to climate change over the past thirty million years. Section of Kure Island and the relationship between coral polyps and sea level change due to climate change over the past thirty million years. Hancheng Chen

Abstract Metrics in “Architecture of Nature. Nature of Architecture” by Diana Agrest

A book that explores nature through architectural techniques of representation.

Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini © Dylan Perrenoud

An Alternative to Concrete: Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini

A single-family house located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation © José Hevia

An Interhuman Playground: Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

A new type of hybrid urban infrastructure.

Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates Ph. Kai Nakamura

Old and New Adjoin in the Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates

A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.

Architecture Biennial © Chicago Architecture Biennial / Kendall McCaugherty, 2019

Celebrating Architecture Part II

Building the local ground to discuss architecture’s culture.

Tradition and Location of architecture events 2016-2018

Celebrating Architecture

The biennial as a regional, collective, and inconclusive phenomenon.

MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27 ph. Fernando Guerra

Open and Flexible: MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27

A single open space that completes an existing furniture store complex in São Paulo.

Sea Things by Sam Jacob Ph. Ed Reeve

Rethinking Plastic: Sea Things by Sam Jacob in the London Design Festival

Exploring the role of design and architecture in how we imagine our waste system.

The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects ©Richard Barnes

A Living Memorial: The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects

This expansion adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces.

L’Arbre Blanc by French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel with Sou Fujimoto © Cyrille Weiner / SFA+NLA+OXO+DR

L’Arbre Blanc: A Bold Design that Embraces the Outdoors in Montpellier, France

French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel joined Sou Fujimoto to design a multi-family, nature-inspired apartment building.

Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden of Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

adamo-faiden: Architecture as an Evolutionary Discipline

Buenos Aires-based studio adamo-faiden works on the problem of the city as well as the use, the program, and the scale of architecture—no matter the commission.

La Vecindad Plaza Mafalda. From the podcast with Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

Silent Revolutions: adamo-faiden Talk from (and About) Buenos Aires

adamo-faiden on how the design of all scales of buildings can transform the city. A conversation in Spanish with Florencia Rodriguez.

Residential Building in Málaga by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda ph. Javier Callejas Sevilla

Seaside Housing that Dialogues with an Industrial Past by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

A residential building in the outskirts of Malaga, Spain.

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects Ph. Ute Zscharnt for DCA

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects

After twenty years of design and construction, the impressive James Simon Galerie finally opens its doors.

Tudor Revival residence by Warc Studio Ph. Aaron Pocock

Tudor Revival Residence by Warc Studio

Alterations and additions to a wonderful two-story house originally constructed during the interwar period.

Central Square of Naberezhnye Chelny / DROM Ph. Evgeny Evgrafov

A Fresh Look at Public Space in Russia by DROM

The architects created a sustainable design for the soviet city Naberezhnye Chelny.

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo

The Spanish architect transformed an old structure into a new wooden pavilion in New York.

Screenshot of the BowerBird Instagram feed.

Nic Granleese and Elliott Baxter on BowerBird

Florencia Rodriguez speaks with Nic and Elliott about their platform that helps architects get published.

Housing for the Elderly in Huningue by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Housing for the Elderly by Dominique Coulon & associés

Collective, light-filled housing set along the river banks of the Rhine.

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was selected by Camper to design their Barcelona store.

Cover Vivienda ¿Qué viene? De pensar la unidad a construer la ciudad. (Cover Housing What's Next?)

Housing in the Global South: Vivienda ¿Qué Viene?

A peek inside this comprehensive book on the potential of housing in building better cities.

Concrete Plant Park. Photo: Nathan Kensinger

Community and Climate Change: IdeasCity Bronx

An upcoming public festival at Concrete Plant Park focusing on New Ecologies.

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes. © Cyrille Weiner

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes

A community center and nursery Pontoise near Paris.

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo. © Roland Halbe

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo

A single-family house in uptown Santiago de Chile.

The Librarian Room. Courtesy of Parasite 2.0. Ph. Alec Latan

Total Hybridization by Parasite 2.0

A profile on this liminal design enterprise investigating the status of human habitats.

Xylem by Kéré Architects. ©Iwan Baan

Xylem by Kéré Architects

Kéré Architects designs a wooden pavilion located at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA.

Into the Hedge_Plan. Courtesy of SO – IL

Into the Hedge: A New Commission by SO – IL

SO – IL has been commissioned by Exhibit Columbus to create a temporary installation on the Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn.

Jing Liu of SO – IL and Florencia Rodriguez in conversation.

SO – IL: A Conversation with Jing Liu

Jing Liu and Florencia Rodriguez talk about the practice, “cocooning,” and productive misunderstandings.

eggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. © Courtesy of Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Reggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation releases the design of Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid.

Walls of Air at New York’s Americas Society. Ph. ONWHITEWALL

Walls of Air at New York’s Americas Society

The Brazilian Pavilion exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale was on view in New York City from June to August, 2019.

“Cyborg Garden – Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives.” Exhibition design by elii. Ph. Imagen Subliminal

Cyborg Garden–Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives / Eco-visionaries

Architecture office elii designs two contiguous exhibitions that address climate change in Madrid.

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects. © Arch-Exist - MUDA-Architects

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects

Chinese office MUDA Architects designs a restaurant in a lotus pond hidden in a eucalyptus forest.

290 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 2019. Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture

Michael Maltzan Architecture: To Build a Culture

A peek at some projects under construction and an extract of a conversation with Daniela Freiberg about the diversity of work produced in his office.

Brazilian Embassy, Santiago de Chile, 2012 – 2017. Courtesy of ipiña+nieto. Photos: Pablo Casals

A Palace Exposed

Luis Úrculo (un)veils ipiña+nieto’s project for the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago de Chile.

Twin Houses by Extrastudio. © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Twin Houses by Extrastudio

Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal

Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) redevelop the East Riverfront area

View of Detroit. Ph. Pablo Gerson

Reinvention and Resoluteness

Lisa Ubelaker Andrade writes a brief history of Detroit

My Baby's Common Sense. Ph. Pablo Gerson

My Baby’s Common Sense

Streets of Detroit photographed by Pablo Gerson

Model studies for Structures of Landscape, Montana, 2016. Courtesy of Ensamble Studio

Ensamble Studio: Between Play and Representation

Ensamble Studio talks with Pablo Gerson about model-making, music, and videos.

Installation view of Stan Allen Architect, “The Balloon Frame Revisited,” Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017. Ph. Steve Hall, Hall Merrick Photographers.

STAN ALLEN & JESUS VASSALLO

An extract of a compelling conversation on photography and architecture.

“Power, Consumption, and Lies,” by New Order, Factory, 1983. Ph. Mariam Samur. For the conversation between Mimi Zeiger & Enrique Ramirez

MIMI ZEIGER & ENRIQUE RAMIREZ

A glimpse into their conversation on contemporary aesthetics.

Façade detail of Farallones Community Coffee Mill, 2004-2007. Courtesy of AGENdA, Ph. Federico Cairoli. Featured in the conversation between Emanuel Christ and Camilo Restrepo

EMANUEL CHRIST & CAMILO RESTREPO

A conversation circling around issues on the vernacular and typology.

Installation view of Vertical City at Sidney R. Yates Hall, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017. Ph. Steve Hall, Hall Merrick Photographers. Featured in the conversation between Sharon Johnston and Florencia Rodriguez

SHARON JOHNSTON & FLORENCIA RODRIGUEZ

Uncomfortable afterthoughts on continuity, autonomy, and history.

Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis of LOT and objects of common interest at the installation Athlos for the Art Athina, 2017. Ph. Matthieu Salvaing

Eleni Petaloti & Leonidas Trampoukis are LOT and objects of common interest.

A shift from one scale to the other with subtle sophistication.